This Asian country is considering including churches as places or zones of high risk of contagion of the current Coronavirus.
Along with them, the same list includes bars and nightclubs, due to the high contamination by the Covid-19 in the meetings of this type of places.
Chung Sye-kyun, the Prime Minister of South Korea, stated that 40% of recent cases of infection are due to places of worship.
“Recently, infections through religious facilities such as churches and temples continue to explode in and out of the metropolitan area,” Chung said.
“More than 40 percent of the country’s newly confirmed infections in the last three days can be traced to places of worship. Infection of a religious facility becomes a chain of infections, spreading the virus to families and local communities,” he added.
Such places, including churches, are required to close immediately or to enforce safety measures, such as use of antibacterial gel, masks, taking temperature and distance.
They also keep track of each person attending worship by scanning and recording the QR code.
“If religious facilities continue to be an environment for infection by not implementing anti-virus measures, it will be inevitable that the government will designate them as high-risk facilities and apply strong restrictions,” Chung explained.
51 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the number of cases to 12,850 infections, including 282 deaths have been reported in South Korea in recent days.
The infections are caused by people who are not complying with the measures imposed, such as workers in their businesses, nightclubs and restaurants.